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Ferrari F12 hits 350 km/h on Public Road – Supposedly with Vettel Behind the Wheel


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We don’t know if it’s a present for signing his new contract or a serious boys’ toy he indulged himself in but, apparently, four times Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel has already hit top speed in one of Ferrari’s cars.

Take a Ride with Kimi Räikkönen in the F12berlinetta on the Fiorano Circuit


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Eleven motoring journalists were invited by Ferrari to a special F12berlinetta track day at its Fiorano private circuit in Maranello. With assistance from Ferrari’s engineers and team test drivers, journalists were given the opportunity to push themselves and the 740hp supercar to the limit, learning to exploit the F12’s performance to clock fast laps.

Scuderia Ferrari: Vettel Delighted to Join, Alonso Relieved to Depart, Kimi Nonchalant as Always


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We’ve known since October that Sebastian Vettel would leave Red Bull Racing, with which he had conquered the past four drivers’ championships, for pastures new and green and, well, Italian.

Yes, F1's Bernie Ecclestone Is Still A Cranky Old Man


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F1 leader Bernie Ecclestone often sounds like a crazy old uncle you see at a family reunion. In a new interview, he cements that reputation.

Ferrari Boss Wants Three Formula 1 Races in the United States


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In the week preceding last Sunday’s US Grand Prix at Austin, Texas, there was a lot of speculation going on. In particular, that three teams, namely Lotus, Sauber and Force India, were pulling out of the race as a means of protesting over the high costs involved and the way revenues are spread between Formula 1 teams.

Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series Obliterated by F1 Car in Drag Race


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It’s always shocking to see a drag race between a Formula One car and a production car, no matter how powerful and fast the latter may be.

US Grand Prix Will Feature the Smallest F1 Grid in a Decade


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Things in Formula 1 happen fast- real fast. Mind you, in this case we’re not talking about the speed of the cars but the fact that not one, but two F1 teams disappeared between two races.

Audi to Purportedly Ditch LeMans, DTM Efforts, Enter F1 in 2016


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Audi’s current racing prowess comes exclusively from its entries in LeMans and the German Touring Masters, the DTM. However it’s reportedly looking to revive some of its pre-war GP glory, from the days when its and Mercedes’ “silver arrows” dominated the top tier of motor racing – it wants to get back into F1.

Honda Reveals its Turbocharged F1 Engine [w/Video]


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Not only is Honda hard at work finalizing development (and testing) of its first ever turbocharged VTEC engine, for use in the upcoming Civic Type-R, but it’s also working on a very different force-fed unit for F1.

We knew about the collaboration it announced with McLaren back in May of 2013, and now we get to lay eyes on the turbo V6 for the very first time.

Michael Schumacher’s Brain Injuries May Have Been Caused by GoPro Camera's Helmet Mount


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An intriguing hypothesis regarding the cause of Michael Schumacher’s terrible head injuries has been launched by Formula 1 commentator Jean-Louis Moncet.

Recent F1 Crash Prompts Alonso to Ask for Closed Cockpits


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The debate over whether Formula One should switch to closed cockpits is not new, and it’s occasionally brought up after a (relevant) severe crash.

Last week’s Japanese GP, held at Suzuka, bore witness to a horrific crash involving Frenchman Jules Bianchi who hit the barriers at around 255 hm/h or 160 mph… He survived, but his chances of a full recovery are one in ten.

Vettel On Leaving Red Bull: 'It Is A Big Step And Hard To Make Such A Decision'


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It's official: Sebastian Vettel is out at Red Bull Racing and therefore won't be driving any more Infinitis.

F1 2014 Promises to be Most Accessible Game of its Type Ever


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A new “very easy” difficulty setting seems to be the primary new feature for the next installment in Codemasters’ familiar F1 racing series. It’s the only licensed title of its kind, and for 2014 it promises accessible experience facilitated not only by the new lower difficulty, but also “a new driver evaluation system which tunes the game to your level.”

Reborn Brabham Team Turns to Crowdfunding


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Aussie Jack Brabham was the first (and so far only) driver to win an F1 championship in a self-built car. The feat seems unimaginable to beat nowadays, but at least the Brabham racing team has been reborn, with a fresh twist on the old formula and Jack’s son David at the helm.

F1 Needs More of This: Ricciardo Tricks Vettel, Sneaks Past at Monza


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Ask any self-respecting motorsport aficionado about the current state of Formula One, and if he or she is not the kind to easily give in to the (massively endorsed) propaganda around the discipline, the impression will be consistently the same.

Watch F1’s Youngest Driver Crash a Toro Rosso Car during Rotterdam Demonstration


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If you haven’t heard by now, Max Verstappen is the youngest Formula One driver in the sport’s history, having been signed by the Scuderia Toro Rosso for the 2015 season.

Sebastian Vettel Is the First F1 Driver to Lap Russia’s New F1 Circuit in Sochi [w/Video]


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The reigning Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel became the first F1 driver to lap the recently completed Sochi Autodrom in Russia, ahead of this year’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

RedBull F1 Car + Infrared Camera + Donuts is a Different Kind of Light Show - It's Beautiful!


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The spectrum of visible colors perceived by the human eye represents only a fraction of what’s actually going on outside, but it’s with cameras like these infrared ones used by FLIR that we see part of what else is out there. For instance, an F1 car doing a donut has never looked more spectacular and artsy than this...

1950s BRM V16 F1 Not Done Justice by Lame Run up Goodwood Hill [w/Videos]


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As far complicated engines that were way ahead of their time go, the one powering the BRM V16 F1 car has to rank at or close to the very top.

Check out the Novelty of Interactive 360-Degree Cameras in Mercedes Racing Cars


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Onboard cameras are going to get a lot more interesting in the near future, when 360-degree systems become more readily available off the shelf.